Ragged as expected. Interesting comment from Adolpho in our post game. Said they love the crowd but it can be intimidating for them as well. That it takes a while to get used to.
People got a little brutal on the previous thread. It’s just the first match, a lot of kinks to work out.
As for the connection with Magill, Ohio deliberately doubled up on her. Agree that some of the sets were low but you have to understand how quickly she gets up. Think she jumped earlier a couple of times trying to beat the block, so it’s not all on Higgins.
Mendoza played an excellent game. Shoji said as much in the post game. Also that he liked what Kahakai did tonight, tough serve (2 aces), and eight digs.
Said Long probably took too many swings. She had 35, one more than she took all of last season. But consider that a couple of times she was taking 2-3 swings on a play. He liked how she stayed aggressive and didn’t back down.
He also liked Manu-Olevao’s percentage, hit .304. She had not hit 30 percent in any practice coming into the match.
Re: ASU. Said they’re going to have to be quicker and better on defense against the Sun Devils.
Key Stats. Magill 10 kills in Set 3, 9 total by Manu-Olevao. Adolpho with 8 and 1 error, Long 8. Mendoza 24 digs, career high. UH out-digs Ohio 63-51.
see you folks tomorrow.